Coding Liaison

Introduction:

Hennepin Healthcare has an opening for a Coding Liaison to work within the Revenue Integrity department. This role will be a part of a team responsible for continuing to provide high level support to our providers.

Job Description:

Provides support, education and feedback to the Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Residents and Coding Staff on documentation guidelines and billing trends.

Responsibilities

  • Assists with New Provider Onboarding
  • Presents education points and/or findings to Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Residents and Coding Staff regarding coding and billing trends and related quality metrics
  • Develops and executes departmental review projects with measurable financial and/or compliance goals per analysis findings
  • Organizes, analyzes and presents data for the purpose of supporting
  • Department Chiefs, Practice Managers and other stakeholders throughout the organization to outline and institute strategies for improvement
  • Collaborates with other departments and key stakeholders to determine trends and educational needs
  • Analyzes provider documentation and billing practices through financial and coding activity reports, as well as documentation reviews, to identify potential opportunities for revenue capture and recognize areas of compliance concern
  • Performs a detailed annual review of CPT and ICD-10-CM which includes identifying codes that have been deleted, added, or replaced; identifying description changes and communicating these changes to clinical departments that will be impacted
  • Supports clinical areas and departments in charge capture and coding accuracy to ensure organization-wide uniformity of charges and coding for similar products and procedures
  • Identifies/investigates issues with medical necessity, coding and billing that reduce reimbursement; recommends action steps and works collaboratively with the department to improve processes when operational weaknesses and/or compliance issues are found
  • Conducts annual provider quality reviews to evaluate the appropriateness of services and procedures billed based on supporting documentation; evaluates appropriateness of diagnoses (ICD) and procedural (CPT) codes billed for services; evaluates adequacy of documentation to meet the Teaching Physician guidelines; evaluates level of service billed for evaluation and management (E/M) services, evaluates appropriateness of modifier usage
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Required Qualifications:

Minimum Education / Work Experience

Two (2) years post-secondary education in HIM field
OR
Three (3) years external coding/reimbursement experience;
OR
An approved equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Comfortable discussing patient care/clinical presentation of the patient (as it relates to quality metrics and coding) with providers
  • Able to present to both small and large (up to 100) groups
  • Initiate judgment, make decisions and work autonomously
  • Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders at various levels of authority within the organization
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills

 

License / Certifications:

  • RN
  • CCS-P, CPC, RHIT, RHIA
  • CDIP, CCDS

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in health related field

Education Qualifications:

Two (2) years post-secondary education in HIM field (or equivalent)
Bachelor’s degree in health related field (preferred)

Compensation/Benefits:

Hennepin Healthcare is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee health, savings, and work/life balance. This includes tuition reimbursement, generous insurance coverage, liberal PTO policies, a 401a retirement plan and Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) benefits for eligible employees. We also offer voluntary 403b and 457 retirement savings plans.

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